i was caught by a traffic policeman

@binny29 (1527)
India
October 20, 2007 12:21pm CST
i was driving without a helmet and a traffic policeman caught and i was asked to pay fine but to my surprise he asked me to pay him one fourth of the fine and go ...i thought i would save money so i gave him the bribe but i was in a dilema was i right ot worng......please tell me if was right in giving the bribe or i should have payed the fine
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4 responses
• United States
20 Oct 07
Hot damn, dude, what country are you in?! If this were happening here in America, every media outlet would be covering it like Anna Nicole Smith and then there would be a mass protest/outrage, followed by government interference. Geez, seriously. But yes, I do know that police are very corrupt in some countries...I, honestly, would go either way. If I was poor (like I am now), I would pay the fourth...if I were decently well-off, I would say "go screw yourself" and pay the fine. Oh, I recently got a traffic ticket for speeding in a school zone here...I paid half of the fine (which is what you pay) and took Defensive Driving...ya'll ever heard of that, non-USA people?
@surajpkn (584)
• India
20 Oct 07
I am an indian and i was once caught by a policeman for over speeding in my pulsar. And he told me the fine is Rs.400 and told me that i could go off without a note fine if i give him 100. I chose to give him Rs.400 recorded fine and when i saw the look on his face, i was so happy because he was unhappy that i was not giving him that 100 bucks he wanted. Thats how one must be. I am not a great rich guy to give him 400 fine but yet i chose to do so because i did not want him to have the money for himself. Only if we stop giving bribes, the indian policemen, so corrupt, will understand and learn. If we encourage them by giving bribes, its a loss for him, us , our values, principles, and loss to the loyalty for the country. Never do it again.
@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
20 Oct 07
The action you took, is perpetuating graft. Do you think that is the right thing to do? I don't. My two cents on this subject.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
20 Oct 07
Hello there. I think it's not right to give a bribe but given the situation you are in, I think you have no choice but to give. People from my country, Singapore, likes to drive into Malaysia to shop, relax and eat. Many Singapore cars get stopped by Malaysian traffic police for speeding. Actually, most of the time, we are within the speed limit. Being in a losing situation, we have no choice but to pay the 'fine'.